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#257 of 2,353 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
South End
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Spanish, Contemporary
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439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304 (Arlington and Berkeley)
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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71 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for an easy, local brunch spot, feeling like we should venture beyond the Beehive, our usual go to brunch spot. After reading various reviews we settled on a 'bit of a risk' Masa. Alarm bells should have been ringing when we waited 20 minutes and had to ask the server for a menu. We then had to... More 

Thank LondonMols
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined on a Saturday morning with a party of 6 without a reservation and we got pretty lucky to get a table. We had an attentive and knowledgeable server. I had the michelada - beer spiced with tomato juice- I loved it. For my entree I had the breakfast burrito with rice, black beans and pico garnish. It was fresh... More 

Thank Tornadotony77
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they have outdoor seating on fridays and saturdays and you can have your dog there but if you are drinking, per MA law, you need to order food and yet they only offer their tapas inside at the bar. it is a big deterrent for my office that is close by. We don't want to order entrees or overly involved... More 

Thank Schroth07
Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had brunch here our second visit to Boston. The food is good but it extremely packed and noisy as ever. Its either you eat outside in the heat where its quiet or be cool but cramped and can't really here what your date or waiter/waitress is even saying. I get it ... its a popular restaurant.... More 

Thank Roxanne E
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I made reservations because I heard it got crowded on a Saturday morning. We were seated right away and blown away by the reasonable cost of the food. It was DELICIOUS and our server was excellent. I love this place and will be back soon!

Thank Michelle W
Arlington, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The brunch is a great deal (at this writing $9.95 for two courses), and there are several tasty cocktails to choose from, including a habanero watermelon margarita. The kids menu has good choices at reasonable prices. Eat some of their signature breads and spreads while you wait for your meal to be served. A nice treat with a great vibe.... More 

Thank Earp-McMullen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The brunch fiesta is a great deal ($9.95 for two courses). There were a good amount of vegetarian options. Alcoholic drinks are about $9. I booked ahead on OpenTable but the place wasn't crowded around 10:30am on a Sunday.

Thank Kayla O
West Hartford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

You can’t beat the brunch for $9.95 in a city like Boston. I think service would have been better if we had a table but none was available so we sat at the bar. The quality and taste of food was pretty good. I would go back again next time we are in Boston.

Thank Pratigya K
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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608 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Mother's day brunch was wonderful! This place has great pancakes and Crab Benedict! Orange Juice is fresh and tastes like it should! Service was really nice! The only reason I will not give the maximum is because of the hostess. We arrived 20 min prior to our reserved time and she could not seat us despite the fact that the... More 

1 Thank Danuza
new jersey
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124 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

First time here and we will be back. We tried the Texas toast that was amazing. We also had the plantains and Mexican omelet with Chorizo. It was all delicious and washed it down with a Tequila Mary. It does get very crowded, but they do take reservation. Enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Spanish, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6304
    (Arlington and Berkeley)
  • Public Transportation: Arlington T stop green line, or Back Bay station on the Orange Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-338-8884

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

Neighborhood Profile
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.